The International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) system is the principal means by which the U.S. Government provides and shares the cost of
common administrative support at its more than 250 diplomatic and consular posts overseas. The Department of State is the primary service provider and it offers these administrative support services to other agencies using a Working Capital Fund under authorities contained in 22 USC § 2684and 22 USC § 2695. In the spirit of the Government Performance and Results Act, the ICASS system seeks to provide quality services at the lowest cost while ensuring that each agency bears the cost of its presence overseas. ICASS is a break-even system; the charge to the customer agencies equals the cost of services. In FY2014, more than 300 billing entities obtained administrative support services through ICASS valued at more than $3 billion, of which 95 percent was for the cost of services delivered overseas at posts, and 5 percent for Washington-billed costs.